Ipswich, MA -- June 12, 2019. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces the release of EBSCO Faculty Select (Faculty Select), a single interface for library staff and institutional faculty. Faculty Select makes it easy for faculty to explore Open Educational Resources (OER) and purchasable DRM-free e-books to support their courses. The interface provides the highest quality, affordable course options that drive textbook affordability, access and usability for faculty and students alike.
Faculty Select makes it easier for faculty to search for OER content and streamlines OER discovery while providing access in one place. Faculty Select also allows faculty to search and request access to more than 150,000 DRM-free EBSCO eBooks, in addition to DRM-free e-books from top academic publishers delivered on the publisher platform. Faculty Select enables faculty to communicate their curriculum needs to the library, allowing librarians to incorporate those needs into their e-book collection development process via GOBI or EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM).
EBSCO Information Services Vice President of Product Management for Books, John Brennan says the new site enables libraries to support textbook affordability for faculty and students. "Faculty Select supports EBSCO's commitment to help institutions and consortia secure access to affordable textbook and course materials by making low- and no-cost content easily accessible to faculty, libraries and students."
The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) Director Anne Osterman says Faculty Select helps librarians better coordinate with faculty and better support curriculum needs and student success. "Faculty Select brings OER and DRM-free e-books together for purchase or integration into courseware. With this system, we're able to help faculty discover library content that is appropriate for their courses and offer students the most affordable options."
To learn more about Faculty Select, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/products/ebsco-faculty-select.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: http://www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.